Special Counsel Robert Mueller has searched relentlessly for a star witness in the Trump-Russia collusion witch hunt.
He may have found one.
And it’s someone who’s promised full cooperation with the special counsel.
Former Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by the Mueller team to testify in front of the grand jury.
Bannon has promised full cooperation.
This is a good sign for Trump.
Bannon is out to set the record straight and put to rest this collusion nonsense.
Steve Bannon, who was inside the White House when FBI Director James Comey was fired and has strong opinions about what happened, “intends to fully cooperate with Mueller,” according to a source familiar with Bannon’s thinking.
The source told Axios’ Jonathan Swan that the White House has placed zero restrictions on Bannon talking to special counsel Bob Mueller: “He can say whatever the hell he wants to say to him about whatever topic that he wants.”
By contrast, Bannon is holding back from Congress.
Last week, according to the source, Bannon’s counsel informed the staff of the House Intelligence Committee, where the former top aide to President Trump appeared yesterday, that the White House was unlikely to permit him to talk about his work in the transition and the West Wing.
The grounds: executive privilege. However, White House lawyers say that executive privilege would not be waived by talking to Mueller, since he is within the executive branch.
Mueller subpoenaed Bannon last week to testify before a grand jury, per the N.Y. Times: “The move marked the first time Mr. Mueller is known to have used a grand jury subpoena to seek information from a member of Mr. Trump’s inner circle.”
The House Intelligence Committee refused to accept Bannon’s objection, and served him with a subpoena on the spot:
Bannon spent 11 hours on Capitol Hill yesterday, NBC reports.
The source told Swan that White House lawyers continued to instruct Bannon not to answer questions, until they have an agreement with the committee about the scope of questions.
The source, using a colorful metaphor to emphasize Bannon will cooperate with Mueller, said: “So the idea that Bannon is trying to hide anything: You’re scared of throwing meat to the kitten, but you’re fine with throwing it to the tiger?”
The collusion narrative is a hoax.
It has been investigated to death by three Congressional committees, the FBI, and now Mueller.
And every inquiry has turned up nothing.
It is well past time Mueller issue a public statement exonerating Trump and his campaign.
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